Moving Image and Esopus Magazine Present A Conversation with Lisa Kudrow

By: Feb. 18, 2011
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Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King co-created The Comeback, a penetrating and often brutal satire of reality TV, sitcoms, and show business in general, which aired on HBO for only one season in 2005. Museum of the Moving Image and Esopus Magazine will co-present a special program with Lisa Kudrow on Wednesday, February 23, at 7:00 p.m. The evening will include a screening of the first episode, followed by a conversation with Kudrow, who will discuss the conception and history of the critically acclaimed lauded series. She will be interviewed by Tod Lippy, editor of Esopus, whose current issue, Esopus 15: Television, features a long-form interview with Kudrow and King. Also participating in the discussion is Dan Bucatinsky, executive producer and actor on The Comeback.

Tickets for "Lisa Kudrow and The Comeback" are $20 public / $10 Museum members and Esopus subscribers / Free for Silver Screen members and above. Tickets may be either purchased or reserved (for Silver Screen members) by calling 718.777.6800.

Born and raised in Encino, Califronia, Lisa Kudrow began her career by performing in various improvisational-comedy troupes, most notably The Groundlings in Los Angeles. After taking on smaller roles in television comedies such as Cheers and Mad About You, she won the part of Phoebe Buffay on the hit NBC series Friends. Kudrow's films include Analyze This, The Opposite of Sex, and Wonderland. She won an Emmy for her role on Friends, and was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Valerie Cherish in The Comeback. Kudrow is a currently a producer of NBC's Who Do You Think You Are? and is co-writer, co-producer, and star of the Internet series Web Therapy.

Esopus Magazine is published twice yearly by The Esopus Foundation, a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing an unmediated forum through which artists, writers, musicians, and other creative people can make a direct connection with the general public. For more information about Esopus, go to

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